Energy challenges are now at the forefront of politics, economics and research in the state, the nation and the world. As an institution with strong research and outreach capabilities, the University of Rhode Island is uniquely positioned to develop locally based solutions to these global challenges.The URI Outreach Center established its Sustainable Energy Program to develop and implement locally-based solutions to global energy challenges by partnering with local, state, regional and national decision-makers, energy providers, nonprofits and the business community while training and engaging students.
The Energy Fellows program provides URI undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience addressing real-world energy issues. Research track Fellows typically work with URI faculty on a science-based research project. Applied track Fellows typically work in interdisciplinary teams with staff, faculty or outside organizations on one or more projects.
Fellows also receive training in general energy topics as well as specialized leadership and communication training. Throughout the course of their internship, Fellows will participate in URI Outreach Center events and will present their work to the University community and general public.
Students in the following academic majors are encouraged to apply: engineering, resource economics, environmental science, natural resources science, business, mathematics, and communications. Other majors will be considered as well. Selected students demonstrate the ability to produce high quality work and communicate well with others, and also exhibit a passion for and sustained interest in their focus area.
Selected fellows will be expected to work the following hours for pay or for credit:
Spring & Fall Semesters - 10 hours/week
Summer - 30 hours/week (summer hours may vary if working for credit)
Not all Fellowships last into Summer or Fall 2013; Seniors and students studying abroad in the Fall are still encouraged to apply.
Download the Flyer (PDF)
Download the application form (PDF). Submit your completed application form in hard copy along with your resume, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation, one writing sample, and cover letter to:
Energy Fellows Coordinator
URI Outreach Center
3 East Alumni Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
Applications for the 2013 program are due by Friday, Dec. 14th, 2012. Fellows will be contacted for interviews in December and will be notified of selection in early January. Selected Fellows will begin work in February and continue through December 2013.
For more information please contact Kristina DiSanto at email@example.com or (401)874-4524.
Ask an Energy Fellow:
Have an energy-related question?
Email your question to the Energy Fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our students will research your question and respond promptly.
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